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  1. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Well-Known Member

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  2. Nealieboyee

    Nealieboyee Packaging Master!

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    But whyyyyy!??
     
  3. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    So many have left or moved on, this forum is a shadow of its former self. Great shame.
     
  4. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Well-Known Member

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    What Kronos said.

    I've been here 15 yr and haven't logged on more than 5 or 6 times within the last 2 or 3 yr. I guess I just got bored of people either moaning about crap or the penis waving.
     
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  5. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    But why delete your account, just stop coming back?
     
  6. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    TBH a couple of times in the last few months I've looked to deactivate my account. I only really come here out of habit now, on the off chance something will interest me but I usually only spend a couple of minutes here. The light of Relix is fading and the cheesecake has gone stale.
     
  7. true_gamer

    true_gamer Well-Known Member

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    What other forums do you guys use?
     
  8. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    Av forums is quite good and to a lesser extent OCUK but their General Discussion forum is not particularly pleasant at times where rudeness seems to required. But the PC help side is excellent as is the Marketplace where bargains can he had on current tech.
     
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  9. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Well-Known Member

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    Yes I could do that, but I don't want to, I want to remove the account.

    That happened years ago, thet's when I found I was coming here less. People got less helpful, the sales forum started becoming a place to rip people off and as you say, the place just faded.

    I don't use any, and if I did I'd be closing those down too.
     
  10. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    #deletefacebook


    But in all seriousness, be sad to see you go, CM - I was here waaaaay back in the CPC forums days, including the awkward merging of the 2 forums/communities. Had a break for a solid 5-6 year before coming back under a new guise and with a new attitude to forums in general.

    So see you in half a decade. :thumb:
     
  11. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Yeah, not a fan of rudeness. o_O:)

    Tat is in the eye of the beholder, personally the frequency at which donations come up still makes me happy.

    Back on topic. Yeah be a shame CM but someone should tell you how to do it, it's your choice - it's seems far too complicated to delete digital traces nowadays.

    @Wakka - i remember being a drama queen with 'cpc refugee' as my tag for far too long. :D
     
  12. true_gamer

    true_gamer Well-Known Member

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    I was also one of those that got merged into bit-tech from CPC.
     
  13. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Well-Known Member

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    That was kind of done a long time ago, everyone I didn't associate with was unfriended, profile was emptied and people were unfollowed to clear the feed of crap. I've just done the same with Twitter and Instagram. Unfortunately I can't delete them as I need an account to use for clients social media, but they are now as empty as I can make them.

    While it looks like I'm about to go into hiding or witness protection, in reality I'm just clearing my life of distractions and finding a new focus (read: midlife crisis).
     
  14. Kronos

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    I would think the simplest thing would be to change the email address associated with the Bit-Tech account and then just do not come back which is what I did with PCAdvisor when the one and only moderator or Forum Editor as he liked to be called, who believed he was right in all things no matter the evidence to contrary, finally infuriated me too much. Great pity as I met some really great people on the forums there, but unfortunately he had his sycophants which meant the the only change I could make was to leave.
    I used a temporary email address and never returned not even for a look see.
     
  15. bawjaws

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    I can empathise with the desire to clear out social media noise and distraction, for sure. But deleting your account seems like a bit of a redundant step, really - you can always just stop visiting? And it's not like you can't browse these forums as a guest. I can understand the angle of removing your digital footprint, however. Of course, it's your choice and if you want to delete your account then your best bet is probably to PM a mod or forum admin. I'll be sorry to see you go in any event.
     
  16. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Cya, Cookie. Take care, dude. :)
     
  17. Guest-56605

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    And you wonder why people don’t bother to reply to your numerous threads when you hold the forum members in such contempt...

    Just an acute observation
     
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  18. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    I don't believe mods have the tools to "deactivate" an account per-se (I don't see anything anyway). I could ban you if that floats your boat, otherwise @MLyons might have some ideas?

    I wonder how GDPR and RTBF applies to forums... only two months to go.
     
  19. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I was thinking this myself the other day.
     
  20. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Cat Lies Down on Broadway

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    You think PCAdvisor is bad? I have been a member of Trion's Rift forum, you can get a three day ban there if you so much as fart whilst you are typing.

    I was surprised not to get a lifetime ban there, when I said what I thought about the direction the game was going in. they don't tolerate criticism of the developers.
     
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